Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.94/5 rDev +10.7%
The pour is strange. As it comes out of the bottle, it's a clearish dark brown color, but in my snifter, it's all pitch black. Looks very thin for such a dark beer. The head is slight, a darkish beige color. No retention, and with such a thin pour, little to no lace.
Serious malt bomb here. You can tell it's been aged in something, but bourbon isn't what I'd guess. It's earthy, very nutty, lots of roasted malt and char, a splash of vanilla and licorice, and even some hot spice in the background.
My beer is a bit too cold and even after letting it sit iin the snifter for several minutes, it's still too cold. However, it's clearly a stout with some notes of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Reminds me of a smoked beer.
It's a bit thin, but there's still lots going on. The sweetness up front gradually recedes and the bitterness and smoke begin to take over mid sip. A slight punch of sweetness in the swallow before a lingerbitterness finishes off each sip. Being stout, it's creamy even with the thin body. Smoke is prevalent, particularly in the swallow. Hops aren't really an issue.
I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. The alcohol is well hidden, despite being 8%. It's got a sweetness I didn't expect, and it's very easy to drink.
10-20-2013 03:25:02 | More by RickS95
3.53/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured into a snifter
Pours a near black with clear ruby edges. No head. After a couple of swirls a mocha colored film appeared but disipated quickly. No visible carbonation
Smells earthy and nutty. Coffee is most prevalent here. Not so much roasty as fresh coffee beans. Oak with a little char
Taste is much more akin to a coffee porter than an bourbon aged stout. No big vanilla bourbon character. Coffee steals the show. Reminds me of the Hawaiian nut coffee from Honeydew. Bitter dark chocolate lends some sweetness. Finish is dry with some oak texture
Feels thin. Very smooth and watery. Tad dry on the finish
Overall if you go in thinking bba stout you will most likely be disappointed. But if you want a pretty decent coffee porter you'll be pleasantly surprised
10-13-2013 06:17:52 | More by MistahBeah
3.69/5 rDev +3.7%
First Kentucky rate. Pours black with no head. A bit of light shining through makes me think this could be a little thin. Big chocolate and a bit of bourbon on the nose and definite rich coffee presence. Lots of spicy earthy coffee and only a hint of bourbon. Dry oak finish. Medium carbonation that is rather prickly along with the coffee. Lingering alcohol burn on the tongue. For an imperial, this would be thin but I honestly don’t think it is an impy. It is a rather solid coffee stout or porter.
10-13-2013 02:33:23 | More by BMMillsy
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.